Self-reported health, self-management, and the impact of living with inflammatory bowel disease during adolescence.
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012

Perceptions of living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during adolescence were explored in a cross-sectional study with a multimethod design. The adolescents as a group described general well-being and ability to handle the disease, which was related to their self-reported self-esteem. However, a subgroup of adolescents with a severe disease course reported a more negative view of the impact of IBD in their daily lives. Encouraging adolescents to communicate in different ways may help professionals to identify vulnerable subgroups with impaired health and to provide more appropriate support and treatment for those most in need.


Helene Lindfred

Göteborgs universitet

Robert Saalman

Göteborgs universitet

Staffan Nilsson

Chalmers, Matematiska vetenskaper, matematisk statistik

Göteborgs universitet

Carina Sparud Lundin

Göteborgs universitet

Margret Lepp

Göteborgs universitet

Journal of Pediatric Nursing

0882-5963 (ISSN) 1532-8449 (eISSN)

Vol. 27 3 256-64